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A bit difficult at first, but immersing one's self in the culture allows life to be more pleasurable

Don't try to bring your home country with you. Accept where you are going and get used to how locals live, shop, eat and assimilate accordingly. In the long term you will be happier.

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South Africa

Spain

Living

 

40th

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

36

1

Quality of life

24

1

Physical & mental wellbeing

21

1

Fulfillment

3

12

Community

34

1

Political stability

40

8

Ease of settling in

19

4

Making friends

14

4

Learning

26

8

Schooling

35

21

Aspiring

 

40th

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

37

27

Income

23

40

Disposable income

14

31

Economic stability

40

8

Career progression

19

40

Reaching potential

7

40

Work / life balance

27

2

Mindset

 

40th

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

35

3

Cultural values

40

4

Personal development

24

4

Personal achievements

8

7

Expat Explorer ranks 40 countries across various criteria from the 2020 survey.

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